Cyber specialist to testify at U.S. soldier’s WikiLeaks trial

FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) – The court-martial of a soldier charged with using the WikiLeaks website for the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history heads into a second day on Tuesday, with a cyber crime investigator the day’s lead-off witness.

At the start of the trial on Monday, military prosecutors said Private First Class Bradley Manning, 25, had been driven by arrogance to leak more than 700,000 documents, combat videos and other data to the anti-secrecy website, hurting U.S. interests.

But defense attorney David Coombs portrayed Manning, a former intelligence analyst in Iraq, as naive but well intentioned in wanting to show the U.S. public the reality of war in Afghanistan and Iraq…read full article

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